MISSOURI, September 13, 2017 — If politicians lie, Hillary Clinton is the mother of lies. That’s something to keep in mind if you read her new book. Let’s look back at some of her biggest, pants-on-fire hits.
Dead Broke: Clinton said in an interview that she “came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.” Even the left-leaning Politifact found that to be false.
Sniper Fire: During the 2008 campaign, Clinton said she came under sniper fire in Bosnia during the ’90s. She even claimed that her group ran “with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” Video of her actual arrival showed a calmer scene, complete with a little girl and a bouquet. Clinton quickly said she misspoke.
Immigrant Grandparents: When discussing immigrant stories, Clinton asserted that “all my grandparents … came over here.” Politifact found that only one of her grandparents was an immigrant.
Sir Edmund Hillary: Clinton can’t even tell the truth about her own name. She claimed to be named after Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first men to climb Mt. Everest. The problem? Sir Edmund didn’t climb Everest until Clinton was 6 years old.
The Few, The Proud, The Marines: More recently, Clinton claimed to have been turned down by the Marines when she applied in 1975. She told this story while addressing a Capitol Hill lunch to honor military women:
“You’re too old, you can’t see and you’re a woman,” Mrs. Clinton said she was told. “Maybe the dogs would take you,” she recalled the recruiter saying.
“It was not a very encouraging conversation,” she said. “I decided maybe I’ll look for another way to serve my country.”
Washington Post fact-checkers realized the absurdity that a rising legal star and soon-to-be-wife of Bill Clinton would drop everything and ship off with the Marines. They gave her a couple of Pinocchios for her tall tale.
Secret E-Mails: Former Secretary of State Clinton claimed her infamous private e-mail server was set up in “accordance with the rules and the regulations in effect.”
A federal judge disagreed, saying Clinton “violated government policy” when she used a private server to store official State Department messages.
Benghazi: In the most reprehensible lie of them all, Clinton failed to tell the truth about a terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi. She claimed for weeks, even while standing over the flag-draped coffins of the murdered Americans, that an insensitive YouTube video had incited the violence that occurred that night.
Why? Because a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11—which this was—would have damaged President Obama’s re-election chances, especially had it been known how detached the White House was from the events in Libya. Clinton is not one to flinch from telling a politically expedient lie if it helps her party stay in power.
These lies were completely unnecessary and trivially easy to expose. And they are just the tip of the iceberg.
Clinton was not just a liar. She and her husband showed uncommon venality in office, and they accumulated wealth with uncommon speed once outside the White House. But their greed was clear years before they hit the political scene.
Clinton survived the Rose Law Firm scandal, where she charged her clients more hours than was possible to work. Missing files sought by investigators eventually showed up under her bed at the White House. According to Breitbart:
“In 1996, a special Senate Whitewater committee released a report from the FBI demonstrating that documents sought in the Whitewater investigation had been found in the personal Clinton quarters of the White House. The First Lady’s fingerprints were on them. The documents had gone mysteriously missing for two years. Mark Fabiani, special White House counsel, immediately stated that there was no problem, according to the Times: “He added that she had testified under oath that she had nothing to do with the documents during the two years they were missing and did not know how they ended up in the family quarters.” Hillary remains the only First Lady in American history to be fingerprinted by the FBI.”
Clinton received insider trading information that netted here $100,000 in profit. It was illegal and warranted jail time. She said it was beginners “luck”.
So why has she not landed in jail? Does she have help from well-placed friends?
In a Forbes article, “Would Bill and Hillary’s Clinton Foundation Withstand IRS Scrutiny? You Decide”,Robert W. Wood wrote:
“Will the Clinton Foundation ever be questioned by the IRS? Republicans have requested it, but it seems pretty unlikely that the IRS would touch this issue. In fact, perhaps it is even more unlikely because of those requests! In that sense, asking whether the Foundation could stand up to scrutiny may be pointless.
“Besides, it is difficult to tease out the facts, with undisclosed donations, speeches, amended tax returns, and administrative expenses. Mostly, there is hyperbole about how lofty the goals, how altruistic the founders, and how successful the fundraising. Still, it is hard to avoid some of the press, including the recent report that the Foundation gathered $100 million from a variety of Gulf sheiks and billionaires in mysterious ways. And for what promises?”
Former White House florist Ron Payne told writer Kate Andersen Brower, author of The Residence: Inside the Private World of The White House, that he overheard an exchange between Chelsea Clinton and a Secret Service agent. Chelsea was on the phone with friends from Sidwell Friends school when she said, “Oh, I’ve got to go. The pigs are here.”
When the agent retorted that his job was “to stand between you, your family, and a bullet,” Chelsea reportedly replied, “Well, that’s what my mother and father call you.”
Hillary Clinton will never be prosecuted, but she has done worse that commit mere crimes. She has debased the political culture of our country and ruined lives for her own greed and ambition. America is a sadder place for her time in Washington.
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